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PatSloan
Virginia
Quilt Designer and Host of the only all Quilting Radio show, Fabric designer, teacher, author and obessed with quilting.. you too?
Interests: Quilting!
Recent Activity
Janet I take the photos.. thank you!
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My 'One for You, One for Me' fabric line is arriving at stores and it's SO EXCITING! Bolts bolts bolts! I designed several quilts and over the next few days I'm going to show you more photos of them.. close ups and details! Plus I have other colorways in digital form.. Let's get to it! Little Wishes is one of my favorites. I love the BIG block which makes up quickly and shows off your favorite fabrics! This is our photo shoot set up for the cover. The shipping Department has asked that I make cover quilts a bit smaller..... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior podcasts! Sandi Blackwell is a designer that had a problem and came up with a solution! If love to set quilts on point but are not sure how, Sandi created a method you might love! I'm excited to learn about Sandi's quilt background today and hear about her method for setting blocks on point. http://www.stitchedbuy.com/ Quilt Designer Kim Lapacek loves to inspire and encourage us to quilt to follow our dreams. Her fabric choices are amazing, she put together fabrics many of us wouldn't think to use and her... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Sandi Blackwell is a designer that had a problem and came up with a solution! If love to set quilts on point but are not sure how, Sandi created a method you might love! I'm excited to learn about Sandi's quilt background today and hear about her method for setting... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
One day while on Instagram I saw I was being 'tagged'.. popped on over to it and my good friend Jane from QuiltJane, had tagged me in a 'cat & vee' photo she shared from the quilt show in Australia. This was a Squeal Worthy moment!! As it all transpired.. the lovely and uber talented Catherine and Vanita wanted to send me a package. When you open your mail box and see AUSTRALIA.. well.. my heart started to race.. just a bit.. wouldn't yours? Inside it was a birthday present.. so very sweet! First level was chocolates and Tim Tams!!... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I want to show you how to 'remix' an applique pattern by taking just part of it and use it somewhere else. Because sometimes we don't want to make the whole thing. Or we sometimes we super love a section of it and think it would be great used another way! Let me show you how to Remix my "Pop!" pattern. Here is Pop! as the full 28" x 38" Wall Hanging, which is really not that big, so it's a perfect project to do when you are learning to applique, or want some instant gratification! Pop! is also PERFECT... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
My friend Liz posted this video and i had to watch.... this is a super toe tapping video that made me want to get up and dance along! Taylor Swift.. toe tapping, with a nod to .... well.. to having FUN! And I KNOW I'd be dorky in many of those moves..swan lake ballerina? Well I DID take ballet when I was a kid, but I dropped out as it was 'too boring' to repeat.. repeat.. repeat.. but I sure did love wearing the tutu! Cheerleader.. Check... Check.. Checkmate.. LOVED being a Cheerleader! although in my tiny school we didn't... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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wonderful Janet and Betsy!! Thanks for reading my review!
Thanks Gale! Great to know you also enjoy the Craftsy classes! i hope you take a look at this free one, Gail did a great job and has lots of tips sprinkled through!
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I am passionate about learning and teaching. I've been taking classes at Craftsy since ... well almost since the day they started! I've interviewed their instructors and I've enjoyed seeing how they have refined and improved our online class experience over the years. I have partnered with Craftsy to bring you Class Reviews. I am taking the classes then telling you about them and giving you the insider scoop on where you should NOT fast forward.. wink! When my good friend Gail Kessler filmed a quilting basics class (it is FREE CLICK HERE) I knew this would be the first... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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My friend Dana of the Old Red Barn wrote me awhile back and told me about her first book.. it's like a baby.. it's the FIRST one... and we ALL squeal and rejoice over the FIRST book FINALLY being published.. yes.. we all feel like that. I have had 30 books published and I still can remember how amazing it was to hold my first one. Of course I had to have Dana on my show to chat about it... that was July 28,2014 CLICK HERE to listen to our Chat with Pat! AND Dana asked me to share her... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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And I put together the 2nd quilt for a little girl I know Instead of the Orange border I share HERE, I went digging into my scrap box of 'One for You, One for Me' to see what other larger pieces I already had cut from making the quilts to to with the fabric line. I found the large pieces of Aqua coneflowers, put them up on the wall.. and way I went! I did use a cream inner border because I liked the calm of it. Contact your favorite Quilt shop to see if 'One for You, One for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Be sure to CLICK HERE to catch up on my prior podcasts! Author, fabric designer, and amazing quilter Nancy Rink is back with me today to share her story about her book El Camino Real and the quilts in it. Plus she has some fun projects going on that you will want to know about! http://www.nancyrinkdesigns.com/ Latifah Saafir has been sharing her work for years as the Quilt Engineer and I have followed along to see the fantastic quilts she makes. She has in her bio that “I learned how to sew when I was six and took it up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
I love that all of you stopped in to see how I do fabric auditions!
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Author, fabric designer, and amazing quilter Nancy Rink is back with me today to share her story about her book El Camino Real and the quilts in it. Plus she has some fun projects going on that you will want to know about! http://www.nancyrinkdesigns.com/ Latifah Saafir has been sharing her... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
Fabric 101 is my on going series where I share how I use fabric. It might be a tutorial, it might be how I work with fabric, or like today, it's how I audition. My fabric line 'One for You, One for Me' from Moda is arriving in stores and I wanted to play with the scraps a bit to celebrate! I'm using up scrap squares and strips for two quilts that will go to two precious little girls in my family. I shared the first part of the border audition the other day HERE. You can also find all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Theresa I did make the lining, it's from Moda Bakeshop ..thimbleanna's pattern
I love your round up posts.. and now I want a lighted sign in my studio.. ha!
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2014 on weekend links / 31. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Well sometimes I'm very chatty! When 'shuffling' my studio stuff (read here) I came across a pile of squares left over from making quilts for my next fabric line One for You, One for Me. I put those up on my design wall last night and asked at my online Quilt Bee and Facebook if I should replace anything with the ONE extra green block I had. If you have been reading along at my Quilt Bee you learn the insider scoop, only shared HERE ! Center done, now auditioning borders This is for my little great niece! Click the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Let's to the Shuffle... do dodo doooo dah... Hum along! The Studio Shuffle.. want a peek? Usually twice a year I resort my studio space so I can start new projects My work ALWAYS starts with a list usually on the computer, but for 'The Shuffle' I like to go old school With a pink pen! My bins are full of things Beautiful, glorious, things Many things I'm not using for the future projects. First I unload it ALL yes ALL Some went in the hall Some on the table Oh my This makes me what drop everything and sew!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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About twice a year my work load shifts and I start new projects. Usually I try and clean up my studio space by putting away things, sorting and giving myself a fresh clear area for the next set of projects. But this last year it didn't happen and my main studio had collected a lot of things that shouldn't be stored in here. So I'm doing my job to clear things and found.... A Blast from the past! Two mini quilts. I'm not sure HOW they got put into my studio, but I imagine I discovered them and thought I'd... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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The portrait is very special.. I will need to get red glasses now!
Isn't it fun to spot your blocks in my quilt!! Thank you!!
Thank you Colleen!
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I have been deep into work with either travel or doing the things here in my studio that can only be done in my studio... and I've not been keeping up with my 'Word of the Year' I am falling behind and I had promised myself I wouldn't do that. I had wanted to do the exercises each month and be super motivated! But it didn't happen that way. Do you remember my word? It's NOT the one above.. my word is BALANCE I decided that I was going to change it up and get organized! I decided that and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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